Assisted NC businesses in winning 3,919 contracts minimum value of $15.70 billion
Support Provided by Fayetteville Technical Community College

Socioeconomic Programs for Small Business Series (Virtual)

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) – Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) and the US Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office will host a series of educational webinars on Socioeconomic Programs for Small Businesses on the following topics:

  • June 29 (0900-1100): Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program
  • July 15 (0900-1100): Woman-Owned Small Business Program
  • August 19 (0900-1100): Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program

SESSION INFORMATION.

June 29 (0900-1100): Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program
About. This webinar is an introduction to the SBA’s HUBZone Program – and will address the pros/cons and why you should consider the HUBZone certification. Following the formal presentations, current HUBZone certified businesses will provide their experiences in: The HUBZone certification process; finding HUBZone set aside opportunities; program benefits; and staying certified.

Who should attend. Businesses interested in the SBA HUBZone Program – Federal Contracting

Presenters.
US Small Business Administration – Aregnaz Mooradian is the Lead Business Opportunity Specialist working with the US SBA’s North Carolina District Office in Charlotte.  She supports North Carolina’s portfolio 8(a) certified firms to provide business development assistance to assist in navigating the federal small business procurement space.  She also works with buying agencies and small business specialists to facilitate small business contract awards.  Aregnaz began with SBA as a Business Opportunity and Lender Relations Specialist in 2013 at the Arizona District Office in Phoenix.

SBTDC Government Contracting Assistance Program – Robert ‘Scott’ Barker is from Lockport, Illinois and moved to Greenville, North Carolina in August of 2015 after retiring from the U.S. Army with over 30 years of active-duty service.  He enlisted as a private out of high school and left the army as a colonel; he was commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of Houston.  After relocating to Greenville, he taught a few courses at East Carolina University prior to starting his employment with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a Procurement Counselor at ECU.  He was subsequently elevated to the PTAC director position effective November 2020.  PTAC became the Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) in April of 2021.

North Carolina Military Business Center – Joe Tew is a Federal Business Development Professional. In this role he connects North Carolina businesses and organizations to Department of Defense and federal business opportunities; identifies lucrative and attractive solicitations and provides this info to NC businesses; helps match North Carolina capabilities with federal requirements; and helps North Carolina companies prepare, present and execute strategies to win federal business. 

Business speakers will be announced shortly.

July 15 (0900-1100): Woman-Owned Small Business Program
About. This webinar is an introduction to the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. Following the formal presentations, current Woman-Owned certified businesses will provide their experiences in: the Women-Owned Small Business certification process; finding Women-Owned Small Business set aside opportunities; program benefits; and staying certified.

Who should attend. Businesses interested in the SBA Woman-Owned Small Business Program – Federal Contracting.

Presenters.
US Small Business Administration – Aregnaz Mooradian is the Lead Business Opportunity Specialist working with the US SBA’s North Carolina District Office in Charlotte.  She supports North Carolina’s portfolio 8(a) certified firms to provide business development assistance to assist in navigating the federal small business procurement space.  She also works with buying agencies and small business specialists to facilitate small business contract awards.  Aregnaz began with SBA as a Business Opportunity and Lender Relations Specialist in 2013 at the Arizona District Office in Phoenix.

SBTDC Government Contracting Assistance Program – Jared Whitcomb has more than 25 years’ experience marketing, developing, proposing, negotiating and executing solutions to meet the needs of the Department of Defense.  Programs range from chem-bio research to weapon system development and aerospace MRO. He has been employed by small businesses as well as top tier defense contractors and has also been a small business owner.  Mr. Whitcomb’s demonstrated expertise in finding and understanding Government and Prime Contractor requirements has allowed him to develop teams and the supply chains to win and perform contracts to fulfill those needs. His experiences serving as Program Manager, Contracts Administrator Capture Manager and Controller give him insight to the range of challenges to the DoD contractor and subcontractor as well as the ways they must operate to perform in a competitive DoD environment.  

North Carolina Military Business Center – Donna J. Warren joined the NCMBC in February 2020 as a Business Development Professional.  Ms. Warren will focuses her attention on the US Coast Guard, federal government intelligence and cyber security agencies, as well as General Services Administration schedule opportunities. In addition, Ms. Warren has oversight to assist businesses in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties desiring to do business with the federal government.  In this capacity, she helps existing businesses to identify, bid on and compete for federal contracts. 

Prior to joining the NCMBC, Ms. Warren was the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) counselor co-located with the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) – Wilmington, serving six counties: Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender, focused on educating business clients about local, state and federal contracting. 

Ms. Warren has over 36 years of experience as a Contracting professional in the Department of Defense with U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, retired with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and in private industry with two Fortune 500 companies and as Director with an 8(a), woman-owned, disabled veteran-owned, minority-owned, IT company.  Ms. Warren holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA):  Level III Certification in Contracting, Level II Certification in Purchasing, and is also Certified in Information Technology and Program Management. 

Business speakers will be announced shortly.

August 19 (0900-1100): Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program
About. This webinar is an introduction to the SBA’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) Small Business Federal Contracting Program as well as the VA’s Vets First Verification Program. Following the formal presentations, current SDVOSB businesses will provide their experiences in: the certification process; finding set-aside opportunities; program benefits; and staying certified.
Who should attend. Coming soon
Presenters. Coming soon

NCMBC Key Information

  • NCMBC-assisted firms won 3,887 contracts – minimum value at $15.67 billion – from the NCMBC’s opening in 2005 through May 2021
  • FY2020: Federal agencies awarded $9.5 billion in prime contracts to companies in 97 of 100 North Carolina counties
  • FY2020: Department of Defense awarded $6.1 billion in prime contracts to companies in 83 of 100 North Carolina counties
  • NCMBC’s return on State investment: 33:1

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